/Tag: local food
26 12, 2015

Thank you for a great gleaning season


Today's blog is a thank you letter, written by Genna Williams, Vermont Foodbank's gleaning and community outreach coordinator. It was a great gleaning season, and we have many people to thank for our success in sharing fresh, local produce with our neighbors in need.  As the ground begins to freeze, the Vermont Foodbank would like [...]

Thank you for a great gleaning season2017-11-08T16:15:48-04:00
23 07, 2015

Produce Drops: Distributing Fresh Food Quickly and to Scale


One of the Vermont Foodbank’s most important, impactful goals is to increase the amount of fresh produce that we distribute statewide. Last year, we distributed 41% more produce than the year before, and this year we have further increased our distribution by another 60%. We are on our way to achieving our goal of 2 [...]

Produce Drops: Distributing Fresh Food Quickly and to Scale2017-11-08T16:16:05-04:00
15 08, 2012

Harlow Farm: Sharing the Harvest


For nearly a century, the 150-acre Harlow Farm in Westminster, Vermont, has produced healthy, nutritious food for both Vermonters and our neighbors throughout New England. The farm’s commitment and benefit to the Vermont community continues to spread as one of the largest donors of fresh local produce to the Vermont Foodbank.   In any given [...]

Harlow Farm: Sharing the Harvest2017-11-08T16:17:13-04:00
6 06, 2012

Gleaning Season Kicks Off, Volunteers Needed!


A breath of fresh air, exercise, and a harvest for Vermonters in need: all results of a day in the fields gleaning with the Vermont Foodbank.  Gleaning is the age old practice of salvaging what is left after the harvest, or in today’s terms harvesting produce that is otherwise unmarketable.  The Vermont Foodbank Gleaning Program [...]

Gleaning Season Kicks Off, Volunteers Needed!2017-11-08T16:17:15-04:00
10 05, 2012

Hunger Conference Recap


Tuesday, the Vermont Foodbank held its 6th annual hunger conference, Impact Through Innovation, presented by National Life at the Sheraton in Burlington, Vermont. The conference was open to the general public but many of the attendees were network partners--staff and volunteers of the 280 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs served [...]

Hunger Conference Recap2017-11-08T16:17:15-04:00
11 05, 2009

Growing, Graduating and Planning for the Future


I just had the opportunity to appear on the WCAX morning news to talk about their “Grow an Extra Row” initiative (a partnership between the Agency of Agriculture, City Market, and High Mowing Organic Seeds), which encourages local gardeners to grow an extra row of produce and donate it to their local food pantry. It [...]

Growing, Graduating and Planning for the Future2017-11-08T16:17:23-04:00